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Editorial Advisory Board: The embarrassing Bar Foundation theft

At this point we don’t know how much money was pilfered from the Maryland Bar Foundation, allegedly by a state bar association employee. What we do know — or at least, what is stated in a police report — is that between May 2011 and July 2012 the former employee withdrew $65,984 from the foundation’s bank account, an amount well above what the organization earned during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

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Editorial Advisory Board: Collateral damage in the war on leaks

There is a “war on leaks” being waged by the U.S. Department of Justice and it’s generating serious collateral damage to the freedom of the American press to gather and report the news. Revelations that DOJ secretly subpoenaed the telephone records of The Associated Press (AP) and executed a search warrant for email communications between a Fox News reporter and his source are more than chilling; they threaten precious First Amendment values.

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Editorial Advisory Board: More fairness, less fighting over custody awards

As usual, there are numerous bills pertaining to family law being considered by the General Assembly this session. Unusually, however, there is no bill requiring a presumption in favor of joint custody. For that, the Editorial Advisory Board of The Daily Record is very glad. Instead, House Bill 687 proposes the creation of a Commission on Child Custody Decision Making.

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Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time to finally repeal Maryland’s death penalty

Two years ago, this Editorial Advisory Board urged the lawmakers to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. We do so once again — and this year, it might actually happen. Already, the House of Delegates’ abolition bill has at least 66 co-sponsors, more than ever before, and perhaps Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller will allow a floor vote in the Senate this year.

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